Local auto supplier closing, taking 66 jobs out of state
by Patrick McCreless
pmccreless@annistonstar.com
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Atlantic Tool & Die worker Ricky Forman checks on a stamping die in this file photo from May 2012. (File photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
Atlantic Tool & Die worker Ricky Forman checks on a stamping die in this file photo from May 2012. (File photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
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An Anniston auto supplier will close in about two months, a company official said Friday, taking 66 jobs with it.

Shiloh Industries, an Ohio-based metal product manufacturer for the auto industry, will shut down its facility on Electronics Drive in Anniston within the next two months, said Gary Kupec, executive director of human resources at Shiloh’s corporate headquarters in Valley City, Ohio.

"The plant itself will be consolidated with another plant in Jefferson, Ga.," Kupec said.

Kupec said the 66 employees working at the facility will not simply be laid off.

"All the employees have been offered the opportunity to remain employed at the plant in Jefferson, Ga., or at others across the country," Kupec said.

Shiloh purchased the Anniston facility, formerly Atlantic Tool & Die, in December. The facility opened in 2003 solely to manufacture metal brackets for the Honda automotive assembly plant in Lincoln.

Kupec said the facility had been unprofitable since 2009.

"We attempted to improve its financial performance," Kupec said. "But unfortunately, we didn't achieve those financial results."

Staff writer Patrick McCreless: 256-235-3561. On Twitter @PMcCreless_Star.

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